Los Angeles Has A Magnitude-4.4 Quake That Sent News Anchors Under Their Desks

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March 17, 2014 ‐ By


Los Angeles experienced a 4.4-magnitude earthquake this morning that sent news anchors (and others, we’re sure) scrambling for cover.

The Los Angeles Times says there are no reports of injuries or damage, but the tremors were felt across Southern California. Commuters might also feel the aftershock with delays expected on public transportation systems. Roads seem to be fine.

People the paper spoke to didn’t seem too shaken up (Ha! See what we did there?) by the quake. But when the studio started shaking, these anchors ducked for cover beneath their desk. Can’t say we blame them. We had a small earthquake on the East Coast a couple of years ago and the building I worked in was evacuated as a safety precaution.

Some others out in LA were a little more nervous about the quake, calling 911 when they felt it. Cause the police wouldn’t also feel an earthquake happening?

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[h/t Business Insider, New York mag]

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  • Cha Cha

    I felt the earthquake, then rolled over and went back to sleep… but this clip just cracked me up. His reaction is hilarious

  • enlightenment

    LOL the police tweet is hilarious “Plz don’t call 911 for an damn earthquake. We felt it too ya idiots.”

  • divinnalafeme

    I was watching this and experiencing the quake at the same time it was weird and scary then after kind of funny bc you see they were still kind of shook up but trying to report the news and maintain at the same time. I am just glad it is over for now and everyone is ok.

  • http://arafricaine.blogspot.com/ Arafricaine

    The anchorman face was priceless,i did not feel it

  • Trisha_B

    I saw Nicki Minaj talking about this on ig & was wondering about it….I’m sorry for laughing, but that news anchor face killed me!! Omg his eyes nearly popped out his head lol

    I remember when those 2 small earthquakes happened in MD. I was frozen!